Kiwi Randonneurs

long distance cycling in New Zealand

All our events are unsupported unless explicitly stated in the event details. 

Upcoming events

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Auckland Museum
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    Auckland War Memorial Museum


    Starting from the Iconic Auckland War Memorial Museum, a chance to ride down to the Huaraki Plains and back.

    Both rides start and finish at the front of the Auckland Museum .

    200km Option (Time limit 13.5hrs)

    A ride down Great South Road to Ramarama, and then across to Miranda, before returning up the coast through Clevedon, and back to the Museum. 

    Map:


    Checkpoints at:

    Miranda Hotpools 106kms.


    300km Option (Time limit 20 hrs)

    Riding with the 200km riders to Miranda, continue on to Paeroa, for lunch. From there, head back to Kaiaua and up the coast to Clevedon before finishing at the Museum.

    Map:


    Checkpoints at:

    Kaiaua 93kms

    Paeroa 154kms

    Takanini 274kms


    For rider safety, and in accordance with the club rules, please ensure you have two functioning lights for both front and rear, and hi vis clothing. You can re familiarise yourself with the club rules here:

    https://kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/Rules


    Distance  GPS Route 
     200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28520709
     300 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28520830



    • 7 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Kaiaua
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    Kaiaua


    A repeat of the Early November ride. A nice easy 202.6kms with 1,051m of climbing, or a 302kms with 1,811m of climbing. 

    Both rides start and finish at the Kaiaua Boat Ramp .

    200km Option (Time limit 13.5hrs)

    A flat blast down through the Hauraki Plains to Tahuna, ending up in Morrinsville for lunch, before returning back to Kaiaua.

    Checkpoints at:

    Morrinsville: 110kms.

    Map:



    300km Option (Time limit 20 hrs)

    Riding with the 200km riders to Tahuna, continue on to Te Kauwhata, for lunch. From there, head down the Western side of the Waikato river to Ngaurawahia. Cross down to Morrinsville for dinner, before the final run back to Kaiaua.

    Checkpoints at:

    Te Kauwhata: 123kms

    Morrinsville: 207kms

    Map:



    This is a chance to get the first ride of the season under the belt.

    For rider safety, and in accordance with the club rules, please ensure you have two functioning lights for both front and rear, and hi vis clothing. You can re familiarise yourself with the club rules here:

    https://kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/Rules


    Distance  GPS Route 
     200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30236036
     300 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30236074



    • 7 Dec 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 8 Dec 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Palmerston North
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    Description: A nice flat jaunt around the Manawatu. You're never more than 30km from a pie shop or coffee cart. First registered rider gets to pick the start time so get in early. 

    Photo: 

    Map:

    Route link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30983579

    Event Type:

    BRM
    Nominal Distance 400km

    Road surface:
    Sealed

    Deadline for Registration:
    Date:   6/12/19
    Time: noon

    Ride Organiser:
    Name Tim O'Brien
    email timonz06@mac.com
    Phone 0800 838383


    • 22 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 23 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Matamata
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    Description: Build up that appetite for Christmas by belting out a quick 400/600 kms. You'll be able to justify a double helping of pav after this weekend.

    All rides start and finish at the Matamata information centre.

    Note the start time is 6AM. Be there at least 15 minutes before hand for briefing.





    400kms

    The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Te Kauwhata, before passing back down through Morrinsville, and on to Matamata. First loop is 254kms.  The second loop is a short run up to Paeroa and back. Paeroa has a 24 hour McDonalds. Total climbing is an easy 2,634m.

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 23rd December finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    115kms: Te Kauwhata

    184kms: Morrinsville

    254kms: Matamata

    327kms: Paeroa

    400kms: Matamata


    Map:


    Pink Loop first, then Green.


    600kms

    The 600km ride is split into two loops. An initial 350km loop, and a 250km loop.

    Leg One, goes up to Tahuna, and then on to Te Kauwhata. From Te Kauwhata, the route travels down the Western side of the Waikato river, before heading up to Taupiri. Passing through Morrinsville, the route Leg one finishes at Matamata.

    Leg Two, is a 250km run up to Kaiaua and back.


    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm 23rd December)

    Check points are:

    145kms: Te Kauwhata

    210kms: Taupiri

    270kms: Morrinsville

    350kms: Matamata

    436kms: Ngatea

    519kms: Ngatea (return leg from Waharau)

    600kms: Finish

    Map:

    Leg 1: 350kms


    Leg 2: 250 kms

     





    Route links: 

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31445885

    600km Leg 1 rwgps link here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30894438

    600km Leg 2 rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30894493


    Ride Organiser:
    Kelvin Spicer. kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266


    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Kaiaua
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    Description:
    A return to the fantastically flat, Hauraki Rail Trail (only 788m of climbing). They have replaced some of the more butt breaking cattle stops with a smoother  version.

    Starting in Kaiaua, for an easy 20km road ride along the coast to Waitakarururu, before starting the train proper. Ride the trail all the way to Waikino for a stop. Then on to Waihi and hit the return trail, with a short detour into Thames, before riding back home to Kaiaua.

    About 170kms of gravel, 30kms of seal.

    Easily doable in under 13.5 hours, which means a chance to have a good feed at the Kaiaua takeaways. 

    This ride is a BRM ride, with a time limit of 13.5 hours. 

    Photo:


    Start and finish is at the Kaiaua boat ramp.

    Checkpoints:

    Waikino: 86kms.

    Thames: 149kms.

    Kaiaua: 200kms.

    Map:




    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31308062

    Event Type:
    202 km on gravel track. There is 30km on tar seal.  


    Deadline for Registration:
    Time and date

    Ride Organiser:

    Kelvin Spicer, kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • opua
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    Description:
    Stunning scenery, one challenging hill. Starting in Opua in the Bay of Islands, this route follows the old railway line all the way to Kaikohe, before following a gravel trail set out to the West Coast pub of Horeke. A challenging hill climb back up to Okaihau, before finishing with a nice long down hill run back to Opua.

    There is a slight change to the course this year. The loop around Lake Omapere is replaced, with an additional section by Opua, to get the distance to 200kms.

    The Horeke tavern would make a great place to stop for a bite to eat, but the past two years it has been rather lacklustre in its opening hours. Okaihau is a better option for the food/drink refresh.

    Note: I have done the main part of this course on 25mm road tyres, but 28mm or better is nicer.

     Time limit for the event is 13.5 hours. This makes it a challenging, but achievable event.

    The sooner you finish, the more likely you will be able to order a pizza from the Opua General Store. It is a popular pizza place.

    Start time is 7am. Meet outside the store at 6.45am for briefing.

    Note, on the dogleg out to Waikare Road. U-Turn at the entrance to the Waikare Marae. If you go past the cemetery, you have gone too far.

    Photo:


    Start and finish is at the Opua General Store, Opua.

    Checkpoints:

    Okaihau: 94kms.

    Okaihau: 149kms.

    Opua: 209kms.

    Map:



    Route link: 
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29668382

    Event Type:
    208 km on gravel track. There is 20km on tar seal back road at the start. Also, there is a 1.2km section on boardwalks at Horeke. 


    Deadline for Registration:
    Time and date

    Ride Organiser:

    Kelvin Spicer, kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Tokaanu
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    Ruapehu

    And thus ends the flat rides. Starting off from the Oasis Motel & Thermal Pools, Tokaanu, this is a simple ride around Mt Ruapehu.

    201.7kms, with 2,531 metres of climbing.

    Time limit of 13.5 hrs.

    Checkpoints

    Raetihi: 109kms

    National Park: 142kms

    Map:






    For rider safety, and in accordance with the club rules, please ensure you have two functioning lights for both front and rear, and hi vis clothing. You can re familiarise yourself with the club rules here:

    https://kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/Rules


    Distance  GPS Route 
     200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31274127
     



    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 PM
    • Matamata
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    Description

    All rides start and finish at the Matamata information centre.






    400kms

    The 400 km ride does an initial loop up to Tahuna, and Orini and back to Matamata before finishing with a nice flat 230km run up to Kaiaua and back. Total climbing is 2,085 metres.

    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 27 hours (9am 23rd December finish time).

    Checkpoints are:

    58kms: Tahuna

    169kms: Matamata

    286kms: Kaiaua


    Map:


    Pink Loop first, then Green.


    600kms

    The 600km ride is split into two loops. An initial 350km loop, and a 250km loop.

    Leg One, goes up to Tahuna, and then on to Te Kauwhata. From Te Kauwhata, the route travels down the Western side of the Waikato river, before heading up to Taupiri. Passing through Morrinsville, the route Leg one finishes at Matamata.

    Leg Two, is a 250km run up to Kaiaua and back.


    Start time is 6am, with a time limit of 40 hours (10pm 23rd December)

    Check points are:

    145kms: Te Kauwhata

    210kms: Taupiri

    270kms: Morrinsville

    350kms: Matamata

    486kms: Kaiaua (return leg from Waharau)

    600kms: Finish

    Map:

    Leg 1: 350kms


    Leg 2: 250 kms

     





    Route links: 

    400km rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29127946

    600km Leg 1 rwgps link here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30894438

    600km Leg 2 rwgps link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30894493


    Ride Organiser:
    Kelvin Spicer. kelvinrspicer@gmail.com. 027-368-7266


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Auckland war memorial museum

    ANZAC 1,200

    This is it. A challenging 1,200km ride around the Auckland region.

    This is an UNSUPPORTED event to be run under the auspices of les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

    Bag drops are not offered.

    You may need to organise your own accommodation

    Support that will be provided on this Unsupported ride

    ·         Printable Maps & Cue sheets

    ·         GPX Track files (for most GPS) & TCX Course files (for most Garmin Edge only GPS).

    ·         Web tracking and oversight of progress whilst riders are on the course.

    Qualifying Rides

    A Super Randonneur Series comprising of 600km, 400km, 300km, & 200km BRM rides (or longer ACP/LRM ride) since July 2019.

    Safety Recommendations

    ·         Mandatory front and rear lights and reflectors that comply with NZ Road Rules    
    Spare lights highly recommended

    Reflective vest or equivalent meeting "AS/NZS 4602:1:2011 – Garments for high risk applications" requirements for day/night applications

    There are three legs to this ride.

    Leg 1:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31177874

    The first leg is the most challenging. This leg is 379kms long with 6,044 metres of climbing. There are hills with sections of steep gradients. There is also a 1km section of gravel, travelled in both directions. This leg starts from the Auckland Museum. By utilising the North Western cycle paths, most of the traffic should be long gone by the time we hit the roads. Once out of Auckland the only overnight food stop, is at Wellsford (116kms, 183kms), which has a Caltex and MacDonalds. This first leg finishes back in Auckland.

    Leg 2:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31177921


    The second leg is an easier section of 382kms, with climbing of 3,840m. Heading down Great South Road, the route meanders down to Morrinsville. There are more locations for food and sleep.

    Leg 3:

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31237990


    The third, final leg is 442kms long with 3,782m of climbing, and is a flat ride back to Auckland. The section between Ngatea and Pukekohe (130kms), has limited food stops late at night, so some discretion is required around the timing of the run.

    Ride Organiser: Kelvin Spicer. 027-368-7266

Past events

9 Nov 2019 Kaiaua 200 / 300 ride
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 600
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 400
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 300
26 Oct 2019 Randopalooza 200
5 Oct 2019 Eketahuna Dash
28 Sep 2019 Easy Manawatu 400
14 Sep 2019 Apiti Hills 300
7 Sep 2019 Seals & Bulldozers
24 Aug 2019 Apiti Hills 200
6 Jul 2019 Eketahuna Dash 200
22 Jun 2019 Solstice 200km Day ride
4 May 2019 Wainuioru
20 Apr 2019 Alpine Passes
13 Apr 2019 Dannevirke Desserts 400K
5 Apr 2019 KR Kit
30 Mar 2019 Mackenzie Mission 600
23 Mar 2019 Round the Tararuas 300
9 Mar 2019 Matamata 400 / 600
23 Feb 2019 Thames 200 / 300
16 Feb 2019 East Coast Surfing
9 Feb 2019 Twin Coast Gravel - Opua 200
2 Feb 2019 Seals and Bulldozers
2 Feb 2019 Paparoa 300
26 Jan 2019 Fairlie Cruisy 300
19 Jan 2019 Picton Westport Picton 600
19 Jan 2019 Marlborough Delights 400
18 Jan 2019 Annual General Meeting
12 Jan 2019 Cape Paliser Epic
12 Jan 2019 Fairlie Cruisy 300 [Non BRM]
5 Jan 2019 Round the Tararuas
2 Jan 2019 Matamata 200 / 300 / 400 / 600
28 Dec 2018 Matamata Pancakes 200 / 300 / 400 / 600
15 Dec 2018 Going big on the Southern Scenic Highway
15 Dec 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Waharoa 400
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 300
8 Dec 2018 Auckland - Miranda 200
8 Dec 2018 Summit Splendour 200
1 Dec 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
1 Dec 2018 Down and back 400km
24 Nov 2018 Canterbury Circle 200
24 Nov 2018 Miranda 200 / 300
24 Nov 2018 Blue Cod and Chips 300km
24 Nov 2018 Taupo Enduro
17 Nov 2018 The Catlins Coastal 200km Warmup
17 Nov 2018 Decisions 2, 3, 4 or 600km
10 Nov 2018 Miranda 200 / 300
10 Nov 2018 Decisions: 2, 3, 4 or 600km
3 Nov 2018 Decisions 2,3,4 or 600?
3 Nov 2018 Kaniere Canter 200

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